Waste Management® Phoenix Open® Driver Guide


The Waste Management® Phoenix Open® is one of the biggest events in the Valley which means you’re guaranteed massive earnings!

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When to Drive

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Hot Zones for Rides to The Open

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Getting to The Open and Pickups / Dropoffs

We recommend exiting the loop 101 at Scottsdale Road or Frank Lloyd Wright, then head north on Hayden Road to the pickup / dropoff locations.

The Drop & Go pickup / drop off location (southeast corner of Hayden and Bell, north of Frank Lloyd Wright) is accessible by turning north on Hayden off Frank Lloyd Wright, then continue north on Hayden to the 101 to exit the area.

The Concert pick / drop off location (southeast corner of 82nd Street and Princess) is open from 4 PM - 12 AM Thursday through Sunday. We recommend turning east off Hayden or exiting the 101 on Princess.


Waiting for Requests (queueing zone)

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Drivers can be anywhere inside the pink area pictured above and they will be placed into the queue. The queue is first in-first out. The driver who has been waiting within the queueing zone in driver mode the longest gets the next request.


  • Your physical location within the queueing zone does not affect your spot in the queue, but if you exit the queueing zone, log-out of driver mode, or miss a request you will lose your spot.

  • Passenger cancellations don't affect your place in line. If your passenger cancels on you, head back to the queueing zone. As long as you're back within 5 minutes, you'll be placed at the front of the queue.

  • Driver cancellations and missed requests do affect your place in line. If you are the one to cancel a request, or if you miss a request, you're placed at the back of the queue.

  • You can view your place in line in the app. Learn how to view your position in the queue here.


Staging Lot

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Lyft’s designated staging lot is on the southeast corner of Greenway Hayden Loop and Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd in the First Fidelity Bank parking lot (16277 N Greenway Hayden Loop, Scottsdale, AZ 85260). The lot is accessible from both Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd and Greenway Hayden Loop.

  • Drivers do not need to be in the staging lot to receive requests. As long as you are physically within the queueing zone (pictured above) you will keep your place in line.

  • If space is available, drivers can wait the designated staging lot area pictured above (look for the pink Lyft tent). Drivers are only allowed to park in the marked spots.

  • Do not litter in any of the staging areas.

  • Restrooms are not available at the staging lot.

  • Drivers are required to display the Lyft emblem while waiting in the staging lot or queueing zone.


Lyft Emblem

Keep your Lyft emblem displayed and visible at all times while giving Lyft rides.

If you’ve been approved to drive, you should receive your Lyft emblem within a couple weeks. Didn't receive one? Let us know and we’ll look into it. In the meantime, you may print your own temporary emblem, or stop by the staging lot and we’ll give you one.


Guaranteed Earnings Driver Incentive

Drivers that complete 80 rides from 3 PM MST Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 through 11 PM MST Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 are guaranteed $700 net earnings (ride fare minus Lyft commission). Passenger tips, hourly guarantee and power drive bonus earnings are not included as part of your guaranteed earnings. Drivers completing 55 rides are guaranteed $500 or 25 rides for $250. Only completed rides in the PHX region will qualify for this incentive. Driver’s must maintain a weekly acceptance rate of 90% or higher to qualify for this incentive. Any bonuses from this incentive will be paid to drivers on or before the week of 2/13/2017.